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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Mar 9, 2012 7:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: brother esau

'shadowboxing the apocalypse' until the Fall of the Iron Curtain? anybody know why this song was dropped?


Furthur did a great Esau Jam last year in Broomfield out of Deal (15 minutes)... http://www.archive.org/details/furthur2011-02-11.sbd.official.113303.flac16

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 10, 2012 5:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: brother esau

I don't know, but it was one of my fav Bobby 1st set songs. Finger snapping, bopping along good times w/ kick butt lyrics, especially after he dropped the "rollerskating in L.A." part.

This could use an update, http://artsites.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/esau.html

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Poster: Juan Peligro Date: Mar 10, 2012 7:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: brother esau

One of my favorite 1st set set tunes also...this was my brothers and mine song. This is why The Grateful Dead were, are and is a spiritual beacon in my life. The lyrics and Biblical Esau allegory was a metaphor for our own lives at the time and even more now. The line "Who was eager to obey
All the bloody wild commandments
The Old Man shot his way. " came true as my Brother became Christian and is now on a Christian mission teaching English to poor Chinese kids for the next 10 years in China...and for me well as Mr zimmerman would say.. "I'm still on the road heading for another joint...."

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 10, 2012 6:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: brother esau

I hope your brother is successful, but also very careful. The Chinese govt. has just sentenced a non-govt. sanctioned Chinese pastor to two years of hard labor for preaching in a non-governmental church. He is just the recent in a long line of 'house' pastors sentenced to jail. I hope your brother doesn't have a typical Bible b/c the only Bibles allowed are the ones rewritten and sanctioned by the Chinese govt.

I think the next huge wave in Christianity will come from Africa, but more so China and the govt. there is terrified of this. The Church (in corporate) is being persecuted in so many places now: all across the Sahel (Nigeria and Somalia as two examples), the Coptics in Egypt, Palestinian, Iraqi and Iranian Christians and the Christians in China as mentioned.

Christ as a focal point for civilization and society is fading in the West and I fear that 'other' will, if it is not already, be the majority. Without the sand of suffering the pearl of sanctification and grace is seemingly so much harder for those in the West, as you have to strip away the arrogance, pride and self importance. For example, the divorce rate between non-Christians and Christians is the same. This is far from the clear precept in the gospels for Christians not to divorce unless their is cause, and yet there's no difference. No wonder many non-Christians look at us as a whole with a dismissive smile. I would.

And we are all headed for another joint, one way or another.

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